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The Resource Becoming Madame Mao, Anchee Min, (electronic resource)

Becoming Madame Mao, Anchee Min, (electronic resource)

Label
Becoming Madame Mao
Title
Becoming Madame Mao
Statement of responsibility
Anchee Min
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In a sweeping, erotically charged story that moves gracefully from the intimately personal to the great stage of world history, Anchee Min renders a powerful tale of passion, betrayal, and survival and creates a finely nuanced and always ambiguous portrait of one of the most fascinating, and vilified, women of the twentieth century. Madame Mao is almost universally known as the "white-boned demon" -ambitious, vindictive, and cruel-whose bid to succeed her husband led to the death of millions. But Min's story begins with a young girl named Yunhe, the unwanted daughter of a concubine who ignored her mother's pleas and refused to have her feet bound. It was the first act of rebellion for this headstrong, beautiful, and charismatic girl. She later fled the miseries of her family life, first to a provincial opera troupe, then to Shanghai and fame as an actress, and finally to the arid, mountainous regions of Yenan, where she fell in love with and married Mao Zedong. The great revolutionary leader proved to be an inattentive husband with a voracious appetite for infidelity, but the couple stayed together through the Communist victory, the disastrous Great Leap Forward, and the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. Min uses the facts of history and her lush, penetrating psychological imagination to take us beyond the myth of the person who so greatly influenced an entire generation of Chinese. The result is a complex portrait of a woman who railed against the confines of her culture, whose deep-seated insecurities propelled her to reinvent herself constantly, and whose ambition was matched only by her ferocious, never-to-be-fulfilled need to be loved. A daring narrative with all the compressed drama and high lyrical poetry of great opera, BECOMING MADAME MAO is the most ambitious and provocative work of Anchee Min's career
Summary
A fictional portrait of Jiang Ching follows her life from her youth as the unwanted daughter of a concubine, to her search for fame as an actress in Shanghai, to her marriage to revolutionary Mao Zedong, to her role in the turbulent Communist rule of China
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
045492
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I4614
LC item number
B43 2001eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming Madame Mao, Anchee Min, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D5F4B795-3590-4712-A95D-6051B814418D
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340])
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547347011
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)759581616
  • ocn759581616
  • OCoLC
Label
Becoming Madame Mao, Anchee Min, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D5F4B795-3590-4712-A95D-6051B814418D
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340])
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547347011
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759581616
  • ocn759581616
  • OCoLC
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